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The Best Snacks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Of the four Disney Parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some of the most unique dining options that range from quick service to table service options. With so many dining choices throughout the Disney Park, Guests also have plenty of snacks to choose from that they can enjoy on the go, in one of the quick service locations, or simply while sitting and enjoying a beautiful view of any corner of the Disney Park. From savory to sweet and everything in between, here are the best snacks to enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich – Dino-Bite Snacks

Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to both the Dino Institute and Chester & Hester’s Din-O-Rama where Guests can feel as though they have traveled back to prehistoric times while also enjoying a roadside carnival feeling. Dino-Bite Snacks is a great quick service counter location in Dinoland where Guests can order up an array of predominantly ice cream snacks including the 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich. This snack features vanilla ice cream between two fresh double chocolate chip cookies finished with celebration sprinkles and a 50th anniversary logo which makes it as photogenic as it is delicious!

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Grilled Corn on the Cob – Harambe Fruit Market

The Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is predominantly the village of Harambe where Guests can enjoy Kilimanjaro Safaris and much more. A great snack spot to enjoy is the quick service Harambe Fruit Market where plenty of healthy options are available including a savory bite. The Grilled Corn on the Cob is freshly grilled right there behind the counter, so it is always hot and delicious and Guests can also opt to order it with or without African spices that add lovely depth of flavor to each bite.

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Mr. Kamal’s Fries – Mr. Kamal’s

While exploring the pathway that connects the Africa and Asia sections of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests can check out beautiful views of the Tree of Life as well as a quick service location that is housed in its very own little building. Mr. Kamal’s features two ordering windows and offers up some savory and filling snacks for Guests to enjoy including the popular Mr. Kamal’s Fries. Served hot and covered in a delicious seasoning, Mr. Kamal’s Fries pair perfectly with dipping choice options including Curried Honey Mustard and Korean Chili Ketchup.

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Tiger Tail Chocolate Twist – Isle of Java

A sweet snack can be found on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the counter service Isle of Java. The easy to access location features an outdoor ordering counter where Guests can enjoy an array of coffee beverages as well as the delicious Tiger Tail Chocolate Twist. This sweet snack begins with a flaky pastry that is filled with chocolate and chocolate chips and then coated in orange melted chocolate with a milk chocolate drizzle to look like the shape and pattern of a tiger’s tail. This wild snack is a great example of how Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some unique options that can’t be found elsewhere!

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Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the heart of the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom serves up some delicious baked breakfast items and hearty sandwiches and snacks throughout the day. Guests who visit Tamu Tamu Refreshments for breakfast can indulge in the sticky and sweet Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll which is absolutely huge and features a flaky and moist cinnamon roll shaped like Mickey’s head that is drizzled with sweet icing. The Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll is a great snack to share in the mornings before heading to nearby Kilimanjaro Safaris and definitely is worth a stop at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork – Flame Tree Barbecue

One of the most popular and indulgent quick service locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island. The restaurant welcomes Guests to a series of outdoor ordering counters and invites them to dine on mouthwatering barbecue on outdoor patios in the back. The Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork is considered to be an entrée at Flame Tree Barbecue, but it can definitely be a hearty snack or a great option to split between two Guests. Cheesy and creamy baked macaroni and cheese is topped with a healthy portion of smoked pulled pork, onion rings, and coleslaw for the perfect combination of comfort food and crunch that Guests are sure to love.

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Churro – Dino Diner

A popular snack that can be found in several locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort can also be found in Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Dino Diner is a quick-service restaurant that features an ordering counter in a vintage trailer with classic diner touches. Guests who stop by the Dino Diner can enjoy a wonderful Churro which is served hot, smothered in cinnamon sugar, and paired with a chocolate sauce to dip in. A Churro from the Dino Diner is the perfect on-the-go snack to enjoy while wandering through Dinoland.

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Chicken Street Tacos – The Smiling Crocodile

A savory snack that will help keep Guests energized while exploring Disney’s Animal Kingdom is The Smiling Crocodile on Discovery Island. The quick-service location is housed in its own little building and features an ordering counter that serves up a limited menu of taco options. The Chicken Street Tacos feature two tacos with roasted chicken tossed in a house-made sauce with lime crema, cotija, cabbage, pickled onion, and a side of chips and salsa. The Chicken Street Tacos are a great snack to share between two Guests or can be a filling option for one Guest to enjoy on their own!

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Chili-lime & Caramel Corn Mix – Trek Snacks

Popcorn fans in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can head to a quick service location in the Asia section of the park that features an array of popular and unique flavors to enjoy. Trek Snacks features a convenient ordering counter where Guests can find an assortment of goodies including a savory and sweet mix. The Chili-lime & Caramel Corn Mix features a unique mix of spicy, tart, and sweet popcorn kernels that Guests might not think go together, but are definitely addicting. Guests who stop at Trek Snacks can also order up this wonderful snack option in a souvenir KiteTails bucket and enjoy it while watching the nearby show!

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Chicken Fried Rice – Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café

The popular Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom also features an adjacent quick service location so that Guests can enjoy the delicious pan-Asian cuisine in a more convenient setting. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a limited menu of delicious and hearty options that Guests can enjoy on an open-air patio. The Chicken Fried Rice is a great snack option for Guests to order as it can be enjoyed either at the restaurant itself or on the go while wandering through nearby areas of the park.

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Cheese Fries with Walt’s Chili – Restaurantosaurus

Restaurantosaurus in the Dinoland area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a quirky quick service location that features several different rooms with plenty of dinosaur humor left behind by the students from the nearby Dino Institute. Guests who stop by Restaurantosaurus can try the Cheese Fries with Walt’s Chili, a savory snack that tops fresh fries with Walt’s favorite chili sauce and cheddar cheese for a hot, meaty, and hearty choice to enjoy. Guests who want to soak in the atmosphere of Dinoland can also opt to sit on a small outdoor patio at Restaurantosaurus that looks towards Dinosaur in the distance.

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Spiced Potato Hand Pies – Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

Another popular quick service location in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery which serves up delicious pastry and breakfast options in the mornings as well as savory snack options throughout the rest of the day. A great snack option offered at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is the Spiced Potato Hand Pies which are stuffed fresh fried pastries with seasonal vegetables and potatoes and are served with harissa aioli and a coriander chutney for dipping. These Spiced Potato Hand Pies pack some serious flavors into small bites and are a fantastic snack to enjoy while taking in the sights and sounds of Harambe.

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Pongu Lumpia – Pongu Pongu

Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to two quick-service locations that are both popular with Guests for their unique flavors and delicious options. Pongu Pongu is a small counter-service location located outside near the Windtraders store that is open throughout each day. Guests who stop by can order from a selection of beverages, all of which pair perfectly with the Pongu Lumpia. This interesting snack fills a crispy and crunchy spring roll with pineapple cream cheese for a sweet, tart, and tangy filling that Guests are sure to love. The Pongu Lumpia is also highly portable, so Guests can wander and enjoy the beauty of Pandora – The World of Avatar while eating.

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse – Satu’li Canteen

The other quick service location in Pandora – The World of Avatar is Satu’li Canteen which was once an RDA mess hall but has since been taken over by Alpha Centauri Expeditions and features beautiful Na’vi art. Guests particularly love Satu’li Canteen because its menu features customizable bowls that allow Guests to tailor their meals to their tastes, but there is also a great sweet snack option that many love to indulge in. The Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse features a vibrant blue mousse topped with a dollop of passion fruit curd for a great combination of sweet and tart that is also beautiful on a plate!

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Pulled Pork – Jelly Doughnut Sandwich – Eight Spoon Cafe

The final snack on the list Guests should enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a truly indulgent one found at Eight Spoon Café on Discovery Island. The counter service location serves up an array of savory snacks throughout each day in the Disney Park, but one takes it to the total next level. The Pulled Pork – Jelly Doughnut Sandwich takes a fresh and sweet jelly doughnut and stuffs it with savory and melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork served with a side of crunchy slaw. The combination of the sweet doughnut and savory pork is totally mouthwatering and Guests who try this delicious snack are sure to want to come back and try it again and again!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.